Raks El-Shamadan 90 min workshop


Raqs el-shamadan is a famous balancing dance with roots in the Awalim culture of late 19th century Cairo. The dancer often performs standing and floorwork movements while playing finger cymbals and balancing a lit candelabra on her head. Learn about the roots of the Egyptian candelabra dance while exploring how the aesthetics of bygone eras can enliven contemporary art.

This 90min class will include an introduction to the history of the candelabra dance in Egypt, awalim movement aesthetics and technique as well as balance practice and tips. (No shamadan required, bring a book or other balancing object.)

August 30th, 2020
10:00 am to 11:30 am PDT

$14.99 for non-members
FREE for all members